Artist karen ponelli

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 Prior to fine art painting and working in various creative fields for over 35 years - with much motivation and passion for the arts, the artist's work escalated into various stages.  Her painting work became extensive in the design world, consisting of creating commissioned artwork for homes as well as mural work, faux finishes, glazing, gilding, specially designed handpainted ceilings and furnishings.  Karen then decided to create her own line of home accessories exclusively designed for interior decorator clients and specialty shops.   The artist spent many years in these fields with no regrets but decided to go with her strong personal desire to focus solely on fine art painting.   Influenced by nature, her time became devoted to fine art.   She became a member of the Silvermine Art Guild in New Canaan, CT,  attending classes and workshops.
   Attended Silvermine Art Guild for eight years studying impressionism.  Attended various art workshops in figure, landscape and floral painting.  Over the past 15 years Karen decided to focus on fine art.  After attending Silvermine and enjoying the camaraderie of painting 
with other artists, she then decided to start a group art studio which she owned and operated for over five years where she also taught classes and workshops.
Presently a full time artist,  dedicated to painting full time at her Connecticut studio.    The artist is  also involved with various art councils in Connecticut,  Her work is collected internationally.  She is represented by the Maritime Gallery at the Mystic Museum 2015 to present.
 Selected as one of the featured artists in the American Art Collector magazine March 2012 issue 77  featured in the special section Collecting Florals & Botanicals.  

2020-  First Impressions - Lyme Art Association
2019-2015 All shows at The Maritime Gallery including the International Marine Exhibitions
2018 -  Landscape Show - Lyme Art Association
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